Don’t let Politicians lead you astray, localized dialogue is the solution-Catholic Bishop to Bawku (Video)

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The catholic bishops conference is urging inhabitants of Bawku in the Upper East Region to institute internal measures to and dialogue to resolve the protracted chieftaincy conflict in the area.

the Diocesan Justice and Peace Commission Coordinator of the Catholic Diocese of Wa Reverend Father Clement Aapengnuo, noted that relying on politicians would only lead the people astray as their major pre-occupation is to divide people for undue advantage.

Bawku town has yet again been in the news for the wrong reasons after recording substantial instances of violence, and clashes between some residents and the security personnel deployed to the area few weeks ago.

The town has been unstable for decades, following lingering chieftaincy disputes between chieftaincy feuding factions that claimed about 10 lives with many properties destroyed.

Security experts are warning of a possible risk of violent extremist attacks spilling over from neighbouring countries is high as parts of the country is currently experiencing localized communal, chieftaincy, land and intra-religious conflicts.

To this effect, Reverend Father Clement urged factions in the renewed Bawku conflict to put aside their differences and use dialogue to allow peace to prevail.

A Development Consultant and Executive Director of Community Development Alliance, CDA, Salifu Issifu Kanton, questions why people from the same clan could attack or kill each other to such extreme.

By Peter Quao Adattor

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